Christchurch Grand Tour

Board a luxury coach for an interactive and fun guided tour - you'll be shown the best Christchurch has to offer!

Tour Type: Activity
Starts: Christchurch
Duration: Half Day


See the best Christchurch has to offer - beautiful parks & gardens, quaint seaside villages and amazing views of Christchurch and the surrounding area. Your guide will also explain the plans for the re-juvenation of the city following the major earthquakes of 2010 & 2011.

Your tour includes the following attractions:

Punting on the Avon
Refined, relaxing & romantic – punting on the beautiful Avon River is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed. The waters of the Avon ripple by as you sit back on deep cushioned seats in a classic punt while your Edwardian-dressed punter guides you quietly on a 30 minute ride past trailing willows, woodlands, leafy banks and the sights of the garden city of Christchurch.

Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour
The Christchurch Botanic Gardens were established in 1863, and host without a doubt the finest collection of exotic and indigenous plants to be found anywhere in New Zealand. While on our ‘Caterpillar’ shuttle discover the natural beauty, history and culture of this central city oasis while at the same time being taken around the gardens in any weather in comfort and style.

Christchurch Gondola
The Christchurch Gondola whisks you into the air nearly a kilometre to the Crater Rim of the Port Hills. Experience the Time Tunnel, a dramatic reconstruction of the history of the Port Hills and Christchurch. Revive your spirits with a snack at the new Red Rock Cafe, and browse what is on offer in the shop.

Christchurch Tram
At one of the Christchurch Tram stops you'll be presented with a ticket to explore the city centre on the trams at your leisure. Here you will have as much time as you wish to ride the trams to see the changing face of the city and listen to the drivers’ interesting and informative commentaries. You can also get on and off the trams at any of the 17 stops to visit nearby attractions such as New Regent Street, the Transitional ‘Cardboard’ Cathedral, and Re:START container mall to see these developments breathing new life into the centre of town.

* Under 5 years travel free (if sitting on an adult knee). If a seat is required the tour cost is NZ$20 per child under 5 years.
* Cancellation fees apply if tour is cancelled within 24 prior to travel. Please contact us for details.
* Lunch is not included, but you have plenty of time to enjoy lunch at your leisure at the Gondola’s Red Rock Café.
* Transport and entry to all attractions are included in your ticket price.

Optional extras which can be added to this tour

Tour departs daily except Christmas Day from Rolleston Avenue next to the Canterbury Museum.

This tour departs daily

As this is an 'independent' styled tour, you can depart whatever day you like! (subject to availability)

Priced From: 129 per adult, NZ$69 per child (5 - 15 years) per person

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Prices valid for travel before 31 March 2018

Tour includes: Punting on the Avon, Christchurch Tram, Christchurch Gondola and Caterpillar Botanic Gardens tour. Pick up from selected accommodation is available.



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